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Posted in thread: Losing 4 -5 Degrees in an Hour-Long Mash on 12-03-2013 at 12:27 PM
Thanks all. It looks like the tun is just too big. Either get a smaller tun or some foam. I am
leaning toward a 10 gallon Igloo cooler. More expensive than some foam, but it will allow me to
Posted in thread: Too late to swamp cool? on 11-26-2013 at 02:54 AM
The issues: 1. didn't get a good OG reading. Not worried about the alcohol content so much as
the final gravity falling into place. Problem is with no OG I can't gauge the difference.Next
time, get a ...
Posted in thread: Too late to swamp cool? on 11-19-2013 at 04:34 AM
All makes sense so far. Everything I've read always lists a longer primary than a week but this
kit says "Generally, you'll be ready to bottle a week after beginning fermentation." Sounded
suspect to ...
Posted in thread: Too late to swamp cool? on 11-18-2013 at 02:52 PM
Mid 70s on the fermometer is not too bad. You would definitely want to cool it down from the
start on your next batch.It is too late to swamp cool though as most of the heat generating
Posted in thread: Are glass carboys really better than buckets??? on 11-16-2013 at 11:17 PM
I recpect everyone's opinion and healthy discussions. But when all has been said and done, and
it has been done better, just read about it:
Posted in thread: Late fermentation every time on 11-12-2013 at 03:32 AM
It's understandable that the O2 setup isn't in the brew gear budget for now, but you may want
to check into getting one of those stir gizmos that wine makers use. You put it on an electric
drill and s...
Posted in thread: Late fermentation every time on 11-11-2013 at 02:09 PM
Can you really shake the crap out of a full carboy for 5 minutes? My back would say "no" to
that, so I just bubble O2 when using liquid yeast (especially for lagers).Yes you easily can if
you put the ...
Posted in thread: Late fermentation every time on 11-11-2013 at 02:24 AM
Then it sounds fine! You mentioned making a 1.5-2L starter, per Wyeast, that's why I mentioned
using yeastcalc. In most cases, a 1.5L starter isn't big enough. For example, a 1.060 OG 5
gallon batch o...
Posted in thread: Late fermentation every time on 11-10-2013 at 06:48 PM
A starter is always good! The thing is, some beers need a small 2L starter, while others might
need a bigger starter to have the optimum amount of yeast.There are two really good yeast
Posted in thread: Late fermentation every time on 11-10-2013 at 06:16 PM
Hi!I'm fairly new to AG and brewing in general. I'm trying hard to setup a stable, constant
system.However, I'm finding that fermentation (krausen and/or bubbling) always takes more than
24 hours to s...